Articles tagged sci fi

X-Men ex nihilo? The Secret Origins of Marvel’s Mutant Superheroes

When Kirby and Lee introduced the X-Men to the world, they did so without recourse to that staple of the superhero genre, the origin story. That doesn't mean that the mutant superheroes arose ex nihilo, however. They clearly have roots in these four classic sci-fi novels.

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“The Only Good Bug Is a Dead Bug”: ‘Starship Troopers’ and the Politics of Science Fiction

There's little a remake of Starship Troopers could add to the original's deceptively deep insights into the nature of social organization.

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20 Apr 2015 // 2:10 AM

The World Is Ready for ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory.

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Aliens are bombarding the multiplex all year, what’s the attraction?

Watch the skies. They’re coming to get us all. “They,” of course, are aliens. Not from South of the Border. From outer space. Hollywood

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6 Jul 2009 // 5:41 AM

So, what does it mean when a channel called Sci Fi changes its name to Syfy? A. New viewers might watch, curious about the change

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25 Jun 2009 // 4:00 AM

Science fiction battles odds but survives, flourishes on TV

“Star Trek” was canceled after just three seasons, then grew into one of the most popular and influential franchises in science fiction history. Ever since,

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Sci fi or spy fi? It’s hard to put a label on ‘My Own Worst Enemy,’ ‘Fringe’ and ‘

Years ago, some bright soul thought up a term to describe TV shows that made absolutely no sense. The term seemed to embrace almost anything

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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